Brief How Have Households with Children Fared in the Job Market Downturn?
Gregory Acs, Harry Holzer, Austin Nichols
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During and following 2001's recession, families with children saw their employment rates and income decline significantly. In turn, the incidence of poverty in homes with children, especially those headed by single adults rose. However, safety net programs for working families, such as unemployment insurance, were less effective in aiding single-adult and low-income families than other types of households.
Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Poverty Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Unemployment and unemployment insurance